If you’re looking for a home, you should have a checklist of things you want. Two bathrooms… a finished basement… a great looking kitchen… an expansive deck…

What happens when a home you see has a feature that doesn’t quite measure up? Perhaps the basement is poorly renovated, or the kitchen is small, or there’s only one bathroom. Should you say, “No”?

Here’s something to consider: A home that has a few undesirable features will probably cost less. Those savings may more than cover the costs of any needed upgrades or renovations.

So don’t pass up on a house simply because it doesn’t meet all your criteria. It may be worth buying a home for less and then making improvements.